I've had lots of fun these past few days making pinwheel garlands for the Australia Day party we had yesterday.
It was great fun! At one point we had about twenty children and assorted adults in the pool, all having crazy, wild fun (the best kind of fun!). An amazing result of a big swim with all their friends yesterday was that Cappers and Maxi decided today that they would ditch the bubbles and the floaties. They both swam and jumped in without them. Hooray! I must get photos of that tomorrow.
Leaping and splashing and cooling off from the hot, hot day. Isn't that what a Summer party is all about?
More on those garlands... I really love them. I wasn't sure how to decorate an Australia Day party without bringing out the 'green and gold' - two colours that I personally despise together. Sorry Australia.
So I photocopied Mexican oilcloth fabrics and used their pretty patterns instead. It looked so fun and festive, draped across the backyard. Not fluttering as I'd imagined, but rather hanging listlessly in the still of the hottest day so far this year. In a nod to 'Australiana' I did put out some yellow flowers in pots. Green and gold, it was in there subtlely!
It was a big party, but I kept things simple with a BBQ and salads (and a lamingtons and pavlova for dessert, of course!). I always seem to go large as there are many people that I love to catch up with and one big party seems easier than lots of smaller ones.
Do you enjoy entertaining 'en masse'? Or are you better at a smaller affair?
Joining in with Kootoyou's My Creative Space today. Fun!